Police crackdown on non-wearing of seatbelts

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Officers will be out during the two weeks to share safety advice and anyone who flouts the rules could face a fine.   

Those between the ages of 17 and 34 have the lowest seatbelt wearing rates, combined with the highest collision rate. If you don’t wear a seatbelt, you are twice as likely to lose your life if you’re involved in a crash. 
 
PC Jon Morris, Casualty Reduction Officer for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: “We thank the majority of people who do wear their seatbelts, however if you don’t, you are breaking the law, even if your journey is two minutes long. It also puts you at risk of being seriously injured or killed if you’re involved in a crash.  
 
“We hope to not catch anyone flouting the rules, but our officers will be out and about engaging with the public and using enforcement powers if necessary; people failing to wear a seatbelt can expect to receive a minimum fine of £100.”